The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) was created in 1999 as a research program within the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions. CSDP's research program focuses on the relationship between democratic ideals and democratic practice; its aim is to encourage rigorous social scientific analysis that informs and is informed by normative theories of democracy.
- December 12, 2013 - Jean-Francois Godbout (CSDP and University of Montreal): Parties and Voting in Parliament
- January 23, 2014 - Kyle Dropp (CSDP and Dartmouth): Experiments in Federalism - How the level of government implementing a policy affects public opinion
- February 6, 2014 - Jowei Chen, University of Michigan: Title TBA